Importer files complaint against intermediary
Naveena Exports Ltd. has filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission alleging ocean transportation intermediary Go-Trans Inc. released four containers of apparel to buyer Ambition Apparel Inc. without being presented an original house bill of lading and without its consent, in violation of the Shipping Act of 1984.
Naveena, a Pakistani company that manufactures and imports apparel goods to the United States, said Go-Trans had agreed not to contest the complaint in order to allow Naveena to secure the release of an FMC bond in partial payment of total damages, and asked the FMC issue an order for reparations in favor of Naveena and against Go-Trans in the amount of $342,070.80.
FMC said the proceeding has been assigned to its Office of the Administrative Law Judges. Naveena requested that its complaint be handled on an expedited basis.